Academic and Research Initiatives in the University
Category: UP @ LB
Published: 25 October 2016
Students preparing their materials for a session of the Versatile Instrument System for Science Education and Research (VISSER) Summer Workshop. UPSIO file photo.
The following are initiatives and programs of the university undertaken by the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs:
The purpose of the award is to encourage faculty, REPS and students to contribute to the body of knowledge in their respective fields/discipline by publishing in internationally respected journals that are peer-reviewed and adhere to high standards of scholarship.
Through the program, our students and young faculty will have the advantage of learning from and building connections with some of the most successful people in their fields around the world. Experts will also benefit from the program through joint projects with their students, and scholarly and creative discourses with our seasoned faculty members.
The UP Board of Regents established the award on June 29, 2000 in honor of a beloved former professor of the University, Professor Concepcion D. Dadufalza, on the occasion of her 50th year of teaching at the University of the Philippines. Funded by a graduate of the University who requests anonymity, the award aims to honor individuals of distinction, to keep alive the selfless vision and values of Professor Dadufalza
Alinsunod sa patakaran sa wika ng Unibersidad, inaasahan na lalong huhusay ang mga publikasyon sa Filipino ng mga fakulti at REPS sa pamamagitan ng pagkilalang idudulot ng gawad.
The UP Arts Productivity System (APS) was established by the Board of Regents in its 1239th meeting on December 2008 as the counterpart for the arts of the UP Scientific Productivity System and is aimed at encouraging outstanding productivity in the creative arts or in arts scholarship for national development. Deserving artists and arts scholars in the faculty and research staff will be conferred the title “UP Artist” with a monetary award, the UP Arts Productivity Award.
The UP Scientific Productivity System (SPS) was approved by the Board of Regents in its 1199th meeting on August 2005. The SPS aims to: (1) support the development of science and technology and (2) encourage and reward scientific productivity.
With the RDG, faculty and REPS researchers are encouraged to conduct and publicize high-quality research that would make the University more visible in the international research community. Participation in international conferences would also expose our faculty and REPS researchers to cutting-edge research, and could provide opportunities to forge collaborations with leading researchers in the world.
Priority will be given to PhD and MS fellowships directly aligned with the niches of each of UP’s constituent universities, as well as support for MS/PhD sandwich programs to enable the pursuit of theses/dissertations in foreign universities. The length of a PhD Fellowship that can be enjoyed is up to five years. The program supports tuition, salary, hiring of a teacher substitute, as well as access to a start-up grant of up to P2.5 M upon completion of the PhD. For foreign study, the roundtrip airfare and living allowance would also be covered.
Under the UP Expanded Modernization Program, UP is launching the UP Visiting Professor Program in order to increase the number of mentors for young faculty and graduate students working on their MS, PhD or postdoctoral degrees, as well as improve and encourage the culture of research among its faculty. UP invites you to participate actively in the development of UP as a research university.
Short-term training in foreign universities will provide opportunities for the UP academic staff to update themselves on curriculum and pedagogy and to undergo retooling and advanced training in research and creative work. It will also be a chance for UP academics to showcase their talents and explore collaborations with foreign counterparts.
Under this program, summa cum laude UP graduates recruited to teach in UP would have the rank of Instructor 5; magna cum laude graduates, Instructor 4; and cum laude graduates, Instructor 3. These honor graduate faculty would enjoy close mentoring by senior faculty, and also enjoy access to the ECWRG grant (for instructor 4 and above).
UP Teaching Assistantship Program
Teaching Assistants are either Teaching Associates (TAs) – master’s students, or Teaching Fellows (TFs) – PhD students, who are pursuing their studies half-time and are teaching half-time. They are postgraduate student scholars and not contractual employees of the university. It is the program of the university that provides financial support for postgraduate studies.
To strengthen the foreign-trained Balik-PhD faculty recruitment campaign, faculty and researchers based in foreign universities and research institutions (both Filipinos and non- Filipinos) will be provided a financial incentive to convince/recruit younger PhDs (Filipinos and non-Filipinos) that they have mentored as young faculty, postdoctoral fellows or PhD students in their universities or collaborating research institutions, to become UP faculty under the Foreign-trained Balik-PhD Faculty program.
The University is inviting innovative, interdisciplinary, inter-CU research programs and projects that aim to generate fundamentally new knowledge contributing to the understanding of natural phenomena, and with beneficial applications.
Faculty (Instructor 4 and higher) and REPS (University Researcher 1 and higher) are invited to submit proposals for the ECWRG. The ECWRG aims to encourage faculty and REPS to undertake research or creative work that will lead to publications, exhibitions, performances of creative work or other significant output such as patents, new software, and advanced technologies.
For questions, please contact Ryan at the OVPAA via telephone number (632) 981-8500 local 2622
For more information on the university academic and research programs, please visit the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs website.